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Dinoflask’s Latest Parody Reveals Who Jeff Kaplan’s Cheering For in the Overwatch World Cup

Published: 7/Jul/2018 4:41 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Joe O'Brien


The latest parody by YouTuber Dinoflask sees Jeff Kaplan explaining who he’s endorsing for the 2018 Overwatch World Cup.

Dinoflask is a YouTuber whose videos involve editing together clips of Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan from his developer updates to create hilarious parodies.


In Dinoflask’s videos, Kaplan is often portrayed as the all-powerful god of Overwatch with something of a disdain for the players, with the videos usually playing to a topical theme of some kind – all in good fun, of course. Some of the highlights of the series include a parody of Smash Mouth’s “All-Star”, and the video that spawned “wrestle with Jeff, prepare for death”.

Dinoflask’s latest involves Kaplan explaining that he will be endorsing Team UK for the Overwatch World Cup.


“I’ve been looking at the statistics that are coming out and I’m very pleased to announce that team UK are shaping up in a really positive way. They have the best tanks, and really healthy, beautiful gaming hands, as well as the best ping I’ve ever seen, and by far the most technologically advanced wall hacks and aim bots on the market…um…I’ve said way too much. Anyway…”

Kaplan goes on to explain that all Blizzcon attendees will be expected to cheer for Team UK as well, and mentions his “solid gold observation box” from which he’ll be watching the game, away from “you common folks”.


Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.


According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

Overwatch player Tiago
Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

Hanzk on Hanamura
Blizzard Entertainment
Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

Lucioball in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.